Marshall County Health Nurse Discusses COVID-19 Numbers – wkvi.com

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Marshall County
has sharply increased over the past week and Marshall County Health Nurse Lisa
Letsinger addressed that topic on Wednesday.

In Wednesday’s report from the Indiana State Department of Health, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Marshall County was 80. The total was 50 just a week earlier.

Letsinger said that residents are more active in the county.  They are visiting more public spaces which she believes is leading to an increase in positive cases.  She also commented that an increase in testing is a contributing factor to that number. 

Free COVID-19 testing for Indiana
residents is being conducted at the Menominee
Elementary School at 815 Discovery Lane in
Plymouth in
addition to any testing done at available health facilities in the county.  Letsinger stressed that it takes 48 to 72
hours to get results from the tests.  It
could be a few days before the result is reported to the Indiana State
Department of Health to be calculated in the daily numbers. 

She noted that the number of positive test results in
neighboring counties is also increasing as more people seek testing and are
more active in their communities.

The free testing at the Menominee
Elementary School in Plymouth is available until June 12.  Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is encouraged
to get tested, along with certain groups of people who don’t have symptoms. Residents
over the age of 65, those with underlying health conditions like diabetes,
obesity or high blood pressure, pregnant women, and members of minority
populations that are at a higher risk should be tested.

Identification is required at the testing site.    

The testing site is open Monday through Friday until June 12
from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. Register online at LHI.care/CovidTesting or
call 888-634-1116.

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